Lead Program Coordinator, Social Worker

School Programs · Tucson, Arizona
Department School Programs
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $50,000.00 Annually

POSITION TITLE: Lead Program Coordinator, Social Worker
CLASSIFICATION: Non‐exempt, Hourly
DEPARTMENT: Programs
REPORTS TO: Sr. Program Manager, Schools
FULL‐TIME: Full-Time
SALARY: $50,000 plus benefits


Youth On Their Own (YOTO) supports the high school graduation and continued success of youth experiencing homelessness. We strive to eliminate barriers to education and empower Pima County’s housing insecure youth to stay in school. For over 36 years, we have supported this unique demographic by providing financial assistance, basic human needs, guidance, and more. We also assist our graduates in their pursuit of higher education, workplace readiness, and other opportunities for self-sufficiency.


OVERVIEW


The Lead Program Coordinator, Social Worker is responsible for managing a portfolio of YOTO youth who need case management in order to address barriers to completing high school. This person will work with YOTO youth to create plans of care, link to needed community resources (including mental health services), and provide positive and encouraging support for youth experiencing homelessness that have complex barriers and needs. The Lead Program Coordinator, Social Worker, will co-develop and coordinate a training program for Program Coordinators and inform organizational policy and process as it relates to youth guidance practices.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES


I. Social Work (90%)


• Maintain a caseload of YOTO youth who have been identified by Program Coordinators as needing individualized case management services.

• Assess the needs of identified youth and create a plan of care.

• Link YOTO youth to appropriate community services.

• Advocate for YOTO youth to receive needed services.

• Monitor YOTO youth to ensure care coordination and continuum of care.

• Screen YOTO youth for mental health concerns/suicidal ideation and refer to appropriate mental health services as needed.

• Provide ongoing encouragement and support to youth on their caseload.

• Serve as the YOTO point of contact to partner agency’s (Our Family Services) emergency hotel program for youth who need immediate shelter and otherwise have no other housing options. Coordinates with OFS case managers to support YOTO youth housing plans.

• Co-develop and coordinate regular training for Program Coordinators on best practices and essentials of working with youth (Motivational Interviewing, Suicide Prevention, Trauma-Informed Care, etc.).

• Work with the Director of Programs to inform policy and agency practice as it relates to youth interactions and guidance practices.


II. Mini Mall (5%)


• Provide temporary coverage for the student drop-in center (Mini Mall) if no other staff is available. Address needs and answers questions from YOTO youth, other youth drop-ins, and community members inquiring about YOTO services.

• Participate to create a safe and welcoming space for all students and community members by implementing trauma-informed practices, being LGBTQ+ inclusive at all times, being culturally aware and sensitive, and acknowledging the diverse experiences of those in the Student Success Center.


III. YOTO Organization (5%)


• Attend bi‐weekly staff meetings, trainings, and periodic retreats.

• Attend regular program department meetings.

• Participate in professional development and continuous learning, both organizational and self-directed.


WORKING CONDITIONS


• At least 80% of work must be done on-site at YOTO (in Tucson). Up to 20% of work may be completed remotely. A laptop computer will be provided. Home internet access is required.

• This position requires prolonged periods of computer use / screen time.


THE INTENT OF THIS JOB DESCRIPTION IS TO PROVIDE A REPRESENTATIVE SUMMARY OF THE ESSENTIAL DUTIES PERFORMED BY THIS POSITION. EMPLOYEES MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM OTHER JOB-RELATED TASKS OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFICALLY PRESENTED IN THEIR JOB DESCRIPTION. YOUTH ON THEIR OWN RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE THIS JOB DESCRIPTION AT ANY TIME.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


• Deeply held passion for and commitment to the mission of Youth On Their Own.

• Master’s Degree in Social Work.

• Spanish/English Bilingual.

• At least two years of experience working with youth ages 12-22.

• Compassion and understanding for challenges/barriers YOTO youth navigate.

• Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects.

• Ability communicate calmly and supportively with youth using non-judgmental language.

• Ability to work with and maintain confidential files, records, and correspondence with understanding of timely and accurate maintenance of program data and statistics as necessary.

• Ability to adapt to different situations and demonstrate a strong growth mindset and positive attitude towards change.

• Ability to communicate and work in collaboration with numerous supporting constituents and as part of a team.

• Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, access to own auto (mileage reimbursement provided), and proof of auto insurance.

• Ability to receive Fingerprint Clearance Card.

• YOTO requests that all employees receive the COVID-19 vaccine except in the following cases: 1) A medical exemption under the Americans with Disabilities Act or 2) A sincerely held religious belief protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


• Experience as youth social worker in a nonprofit or school setting.

• Experience in behavioral health services.


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS


New hires for this position start at a salary of $50,000/year. Competitive benefits include:


• 401k with up to 4% company match
• Health, Dental, and Vision insurance - YOTO pays 100% of premiums
• Life insurance - YOTO pays 100% of premiums

• Short term disability insurance - YOTO pays 100% of premiums
• Thirteen paid holidays annually
• Accrued paid vacation time
• Unlimited paid sick time
• Cell phone reimbursement ($30/month)
• Free mental health services
• Professional development funds and tuition reimbursement


HOW TO APPLY


Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. The position will remain posted until filled. To apply, please submit a letter of interest (cover letter) and a resume via the job posting (please do not email staff directly).


Youth On Their Own is committed to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We value lived experience and encourage applications from individuals with lived experiences of housing or food insecurity.

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  • Location
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Department
    School Programs
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $50,000.00 Annually